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Joined 16 July 2007
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7 years7 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Air conditioning! - New house, what did you choose?

Action ESP platinum ultimate w/smartphone controls, 19.3KW $18,380

8 years8 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Splashback Suggestions?

No problem. We are selling that place and building another pretty sure we'll go the same route.
I think it's a little more elegant than the pure subway look in that…

8 years8 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Splashback Suggestions?

We have a tile splashback, have a look here. It's white tile, picture number 5:
http://www.firstnationalepping.com.au/i ... ID=2583789
Greg

8 years8 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Cloudy swimming pool water??

The correct process for your problem is:
1) Pour in chemicals to kill the algae, brush everywhere to agitate
2) Do not run filter for at least 24 hrs to let algae…

8 years8 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Alkira Homes KDR (Ryde NSW) - DIY Landscaping

Hi Forg.
I will explain a bit more.
My wife grew up in the area, and we bought the house she grew up in from her mother. We knocked that down and…

8 years8 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Alkira Homes KDR (Ryde NSW) - DIY Landscaping

Hi Forg.
We're in a similar position to where you were in 2010, except that we do have some plans by our builder but we have some challenges you don't:)
Fortunately…

9 years9 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Insulated drink tubs somewhere in Sydney?

Anyone know any place in sydney that sells those stainless steel insulated drink tubs? Like this one in Melbourne:
http://www.fairdinks.com.au/www/content ... 8&fid=2942
Need something local for this weekend…

10 years10 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Cost Surprise - new home, odd but not way-out desires

Wow 1.2M is rediculous.
We are in Eastwood over by Kurzon Hall, so pretty close to you. I would highly recommend our builder Binet, happy to walk you through our…

10 years10 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Garage floor covering

The best kind of coverings are 2 part Epoxy, they will last the longest and are the most durable. I spent about $900 for Sikafloor HS High Solids Epoxy Coating…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
EZ not growing in some places, what do you think

Not sure why that matters unless your supposed to do something different next to a tree in the shade. But anyways it's your standard sydney clay ground base with the…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
EZ not growing in some places, what do you think

Hi Fu and whomever else wants to comment.
We planted Ez in August last year, and it has gone very well except for a couple spots. I am not sure if…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Wired Security System setup..experts, pls help

Alarm panel would be installed in WIR and plugged into your powerpoint you have there. Then all keypads, etc are wired back to the box in the WIR, so you…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Safety Switches RCD (Melb Northern Suburbs)

Definitely a doorbell transformer. Had that exact same one in our old house.

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Portable air con's?

Don't waste you're time on the consumer ones you can get at HN and BL. These are the only ones that really work, have used them many times to cool…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Fencing problem

There is another way to make it look and feel EXACTLY like a rendered wall because it will be. Do a search on US google for stucco construction. Replace the…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Gas Pipe standards NSW

Does anyone know the standards for material used for new gas lines inside a house in NSW? Our builder isntalled copper with soldered joints from the meter throughout the house…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Construction Loan......Help

I know the answer to this as I have done it. What you need to do is have the builder include your estimated extras amounts as PC items in…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Gardena Maxi-flo spray nozzle G2847

This place sells them to trades in Victoria. See if they will tell you where you can get it from online: http://www.fairbankshardware.net.au/sub ... &secvar=11
Also found Matador…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
What to lay sleepers on?

Whatever you want! It doesn't really matter, just lay them on the ground. You can compact if you think you need it.

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Mortar/Grout for Pavers

So, you are going to put in the retaing wall to make it all level right? What will you make the retaining wall out of?
If it were me and…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
How much glue?

Hi Lex. If I were to glue any boards to anything, I would use a trowel as above. I installed flooring as an apprentice many years ago. Basically you let…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Safety of ducted central gas heating

If you're worried about it, get a carbon monoxide detector. Just like a smoke detector, but for gas in the home.
It will go off if you have a leak.…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Do you have shower hobs?

I have hobs, and I think they are appropriate long term. Short term, style wise hobless may "seem" great, but practically I think you will be replacing seals at the…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Where timber floor meets the tiles ...

Well, the builder is pretty much done, but we have a few things we want to do;) Layback is the lip of the driveway where it meets the street. Our…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Where timber floor meets the tiles ...

Yeah, I'm around. Still not in yet. We are waiting on council to put in our layback so they can build the driveway. It's taking them forever. New fences all…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Where timber floor meets the tiles ...

Our timber went in first, then tiles but there was tile floor area prep work done first.
In the room with the tile in it, they sealed the slab with membrane.…

11 years11 yearsgpiercegpierce posted:
Your opinion - retaining wall

Hi Jo. My opinion is that you need to hire the engineer to draw this for you. It's not just the "image" of how the wall will look when constructed…

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